Installing new hard drive

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  1. Biscuit

    Biscuit Registered Member

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    Hi

    I have a fairly new home built computer running XP Home. I had a Western Digital 500gb drive but the SATA connections don't hold the cables very well. (I tried 3 different cables). I have now bought a Samsung drive & would like to just transfer everything across to the new drive.

    Is there a way that I can quickly transfer a whole image?
     
  2. BlueZannetti

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    Google "clone HDD" and choose a solution.

    Blue
     
  3. axial

    axial Registered Member

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    A dab from a hot glue gun does wonders for keeping internal connectors in place.
     
  4. Hairy Coo

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    Or just use ScotchTape to hold together.Dont throw the WD away!

    Out of my 4 drives-two have some degree of damage to the connections-its a well known problem.

    The one taped together is still working flawlessly after one year.
     
  5. Biscuit

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I won't throw away the old WD drive, I'll keep it as a spare.

    The True Image v11 clone looks useful. Any comments please?
     
  6. lodore

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    i would reccomend paragon drive backup
    acronis products never worked for me and arent backwards compatible.
     
  7. Hairy Coo

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    As Blue said,cloning is one way.
    The other way is restoring from an image.

    As you probably know,some means of backing up is essential.

    Freebies which may be quite adequate are either DriveImage XML which will clone or restore the image here or Paragon Drive Backup Express.

    Otherwise recommend you buy Shadow Protect.
     
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